How to submit VAT return in UAE, complete guidance.
VAT Return filing is the official tax document to be submitted to the FTA after the 28 days of the VAT period ended. Filing has to be done by the Taxable Person at regular intervals depends upon his tax period. The VAT Return should show the details of any output tax due and input tax recoverable together with other information as required by the format. It can be filed either by a taxable person or any other person who has been authorized to do so on behalf of the Taxable Person (a Tax Agent or a Legal Representative).
Where to find the VAT return format?
Federal Tax Authority has published the VAT Return Format in their web site “VAT201- VAT Return”. In order to access it, you have to login to the FTA e-services portal using your registered username and password. Currently it is available only to those Taxable Persons who are required to file their return for the quarter March 2018 (due date 28th April 2018).
When should you account for VAT return filing as per FTA?
VAT Return Filing must be done by not later than 28th day of the month following the Tax period or by such other date as requested by FTA. For example; if your first VAT return period is January 2018 to March 2018, your VAT return due date will be 28th April 2018.
When to pay VAT to FTA?
Where a payment is due, it should also be paid by the same deadline . Where the due date falls on a weekend or a national holiday, the deadline is extended to the first business day thereafter. Late filing of VAT return attracts penalty of AED 1,000 for the first time of occurrence of a delay. Remember! the penalty would be increased for subsequent non-compliance of filing of VAT Return. The standard Tax period applicable to a Taxable Person is a period of three calendar months. However, FTA has assigned different Tax Periods for certain group of Taxable Persons. Some of them have Tax Period on monthly basis. A Taxable Person has an option to request to the FTA to change his Tax Period. However, it is at the FTA’s discretion to accept the request.
How to claim VAT repayment?
In case where the payable value is negative you can will have two options –
What needs to be taken care while filing your VAT return?
While doing the filing process, details of the Taxable Person will be pre-populated. Further, details like current VAT Return Period, Tax year end, VAT/Tax Period reference number and VAT Return submission due date will also be generated automatically. For VAT Return Filing, the following should be taken care of;
The VAT Return Filing requires every registrant to provide emirates wise details of taxable supplies i.e. based on the fixed establishment (head office/branch/warehouse etc.) from where supplies are happening.
Details to be summarized under Taxable Supplies includes the following;
Some important notes to be taken care of;
- The value of supplies of goods and services under Reverse Charge Mechanism is to be declared separately. However, value of goods imported into UAE will be auto-populated to the extend it was declared under the Taxable Person’s customs registration number.
- Retailers who have provided refund to tourists under the official tourist refund scheme are required to provide the details regarding the same in the VAT Return Filing.
Note 1: Adjustments can be made to the value of imported goods that is auto-populated in case of omission or mistake in the value when compared with the amounts reported in the customs and import declaration.
Note 2: Any import of goods which are not subject to standard rate of VAT in the UAE at 5% can also be adjusted as by default all the imports are assumed to be subject to 5% VAT rate.
- Additional information relating to supply to be declared in the VAT Return Filing are
The details of standard rated expenses to be declared in the VAT Return includes the following;
After filling the details in the VAT Return Form, the net amount payable will be automatically calculated.
For assistance please contact our following representatives:
VAT return filing service in Dubai, VAT return filing service in Sharjah,
VAT return filing service in Ajman, or VAT return services in Abu Dhabi
Contact Person: Mr. Maqbool Ahmed FCCA, UAECA
Phone: +971 45646075
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